Facebook Live Recap: Classes & Curriculum

Not only do your grades matter to colleges, so do the classes you take. Knowing that, choosing a curriculum is a big decision. In my recent Facebook Live Q&A, I answered all of your questions about classes and curriculum.

In case you missed it, here’s a recap with a list of some of the questions I answered and the full video of my session!

HERE ARE SOME OF THE QUESTIONS YOU'LL SEE ME ANSWER:
  • What are the core subjects?
  • How many honors classes do you recommend for a freshman adjusting to high school and trying to maintain a balance between school and extracurricular activities?
  • Is it better for a student take an honors class and get an A in it, or to take an AP class and get a B in it?
  • How many AP classes should a student take?
  • What type of electives are colleges looking for?
  • How many years does a student have to take art?
  • How do elite schools view the IB diploma?
  • What is the minimum grade that a student can get in an AP class to warrant the decision to take that class?
  • If given the choice, should a student take a dual enrollment class or an AP class?
  • What is the AP Capstone program?
  • How many years of a foreign language should a student take?
  • Is it okay to change your foreign language in the middle of high school?
  • Should a student forgo taking a foreign language in favor of taking a class that they are interested in majoring in in college?
  • What classes should a student take who is interested in engineering?
  • Should a student take AP Calculus or AP Statistics?
  • How important is physics in high school?
  • Is science necessary if your anticipated college major is not STEM-focused?
  • Is it okay to get Bs in some of your core subjects?